President of Physical Production
Michael Tadross is a film production executive who has played a pivotal role as a leading figure in the film industry for over 35+ years. Prior to joining Stampede, Tadross produced a number of critically acclaimed films for Warner Bros. Pictures, including Ocean's 8, Sherlock Holmes, Run All Night, Cop Out, Winter's Tale, Arthur, The Devil’s Advocate, Jack Frost, Eraser, and I Am Legend, one of the highest-budgeted science fiction movies to be entirely filmed in New York City. Formerly, Tadross served as Executive Vice President of Feature Production at Paramount Pictures, where he oversaw such blockbusters as Forrest Gump, Naked Gun 33 1/3, The Firm, Clear & Present Danger, the Wayne's World franchise, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Beverly Hills Cop III, Coneheads, Silver and more.His producing credits also include Hitch for Columbia Pictures with Will Smith and Kevin James; Basic for Columbia Pictures with John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson; Rollerball for M.G.M. with Chris Klein, L.L. Cool J and Jean Reno; The Thomas Crown Affair, for M.G.M. with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo; Indecent Proposal, for Paramount Pictures with Robert Redford and Demi Moore; School Ties, for Paramount Pictures with Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck; Brenda Starr, for Sony Pictures with Brook Shields and Timothy Dalton; and Die Hard: With A Vengeance, for 20th Century Fox with Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson - the highest grossing worldwide film of 1995.He was Unit Production Manager for Ghost, Coming To America, Black Rain, Trading Places and Death Wish III, and was First Assistant Director on Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Masquerade with Rob Lowe. He's also been awarded one gold and two platinum records. Tadross was also nominated for the NAACP Image Award and received The Movie Guide Award for best family-oriented film of 2006 (Hitch). He is also cited in the Who's Who of Executives and Professionals and has been awarded membership into the Honor Legion of the New York Police Department.